Bird Photo Big Day Fall Challenge 2021
Join the Fall Bird Photo Big Day - Saturday, September 18
How many bird species can we photograph in one day if we all work together? More than 150? That's the goal!
Join volunteers Kitty O'Neil and Bill Pelletier for the Bird Photo Big Day on Saturday, September 18th. Let's photograph as many bird species as possible in a single day. All levels of birders and photographers are welcome. The goal is to capture photos of over 150 Bay Area bird species in one day, all as one distributed team. We can do it!
This fall's theme is A Day In The Life. Let's paint a great picture of a Day In The Life of a bird! On September 18th, start snapping pictures of birds: birds having family time, playtime, and siesta time. Preening to get ready for work. On the commute. Getting children fed. Even a date night!
We'll also have a photo contest in addition to the Bird Photo Big Day count.
Photo Contest Categories
- Best Bird At Work
- Best Bird In Flight
- Best Backyard Bird Photo
- Best Group Shot
- Funniest Photo
All photos must be taken within the 24 hours between 12:00 am and 11:59 pm on Saturday, September 18, 2021, and submitted to the Bird Photo Big Day Facebook group or to SFBBO Education Specialist Sirena Lao at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Sunday, September 19, 2021. All photos should be taken in the San Francisco Bay Area. Participants are welcome to submit one photo per Photo Contest category. There is no limit for bird photos for the species count. Photos submitted to the Bird Photo Big Day may be used in future SFBBO communications, such as websites, newsletters, and social media. Photographers will be credited. If you aren't on Facebook, you can email your pictures to SFBBO and they will be posted for you.
Don't want to take photos but still want to participate? The team needs folks to watch the number of species grow during the day, help identify bird species, and let the birders in the field know which bird species are still missing. Once the photos are uploaded, the organizers will tally the species on Sunday and judges will vote on a winner for each category.
This event is part of SFBBO's 40th Anniversary California Fall Challenge (CFC) fundraiser to support work to conserve birds and their habitats through science and outreach.
A suggested donation of $25 is requested to participate. Donations of $75 or more are eligible to receive a 2021 SFBBO T-Shirt. Our Sage Green t-shirt is extra special this year, a beautiful multi-colored design created by artist Julie Ho that depicts 40 birds for 40 years.
The estimated value of the t-shirt ($22) is not tax deductible.
More fun California Fall Challenge events are scheduled for September and October including great speakers. Check them out. Thank you!